Saxon-Brown Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Fighting Brothers Cuvée 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This shows off a big chocolate-laced nose, restrained and polished wood treatment, and spicy black cherry, Griottes jammy note. With bright acid on entry, followed by lovely soft and slightly dusty tannins, this shows good support for the spiced (but not spicy) big red berry fruit that turns a bit inky on the backend. There’s some bitter red fruit on the finish along with a big black raspberry jam note that’s just a little jammy, all leading to a leather and melted licorice finale. A big wine, but with excellent structure. 92 points

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Region: USA » California » Sonoma County
Winery: Saxon Brown  
Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Thank you for choosing Saxon Brown Wines. We are a small, Sonoma Valley winery, owned and operated by my wife and I and our two boys. We source grapes from our family's century-old Casa Santinamaria Vineyard as well as from a handful of very special vineyard sites in Sonoma and Napa. Saxon Brown exists because I love making wine. I love the art of it, the science of it and, most of all, ... Read more
Thank you for choosing Saxon Brown Wines. We are a small, Sonoma Valley winery, owned and operated by my wife and I and our two boys. We source grapes from our family's century-old Casa Santinamaria Vineyard as well as from a handful of very special vineyard sites in Sonoma and Napa. Saxon Brown exists because I love making wine. I love the art of it, the science of it and, most of all, the tradition of it. I continue to be fascinated by wine's capacity for reflecting the subtlest of influences from the vineyard environment to the winemaker's touch. Our grapes are nurtured in the vineyard throughout the year and hand harvested based upon touch, smell, taste and look -- not numbers. In the cellar, we emphasize gentle handling, slow fermentations and (except in the case of our youthfully exuberant Semillon) lengthy aging to produce Zinfandel, Syrah and Pinot Noir that are unique for their elegance and longevity. We hope you enjoy our site and look forward to the chance to meet and clink glasses with you personally. Jeff Gaffner SAXON BROWN WINES Read less

Editorial Reviews for Saxon-Brown Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Fighting Brothers Cuvée

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,089
4.50 5
03/18/2013

This shows off a big chocolate-laced nose, restrained and polished wood treatment, and spicy black cherry, Griottes jammy note. With bright acid on entry, followed by lovely soft and slightly dusty tannins, this shows good support for the spiced (but not spicy) big red berry fruit that turns a bit inky on the backend. There’s some bitter red fruit on the finish along with a big black raspberry jam note that’s just a little jammy, all leading to a leather and melted licorice finale. A big wine, but with excellent structure. 92 points




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